Friday, December 3, 2010

Kula Gardina

This emerges as a very fragrant ivory color flower and changes from yellow to deep orange-
Well, I'm feeling a little un-inspired lately..but I've been taking care of this
tree my oldest son gave me..
So, it not only looks good- it smells terrific and feels great (I know)~

 Genuine Hawaiian names are unisex. Their literal meaning is usually quite clear, but there may be hidden symbolic meanings known only to the family. Old Hawaiians saw a name as the property of the name-holder, with a power to help or hurt its owner. A meaning that was too apparent might have attracted evil forces. And, just like in Hawaiian poetry, an allusion was considered more beautiful than a plain statement
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Hope everyone has a great weekend..(I will be by to visit soon)

15 comments:

Sandra said...

GORGEOUS!!! and I think I can smell them. did you know it is snowing on your flowers? be u ti ful....... hugs and love the music

Ginny said...

So this is a gardenia!! It makes me think of the gardinias that girls would wear around their wrist at proms, and men with the corsage. How interesting about the name thing! A name attracting evil forces, well, who knows? What is the Hawaiian religion from long ago, was there a main religion that they had?

Kilauea Poetry said...

Thanks Sandra! It's really pollen (smile)
Ginny..it is a type of Gardinia..hey, maybe it would help to direct you to the following link here-
http://www.revival-library.org/catalogues/1830ff/coan.html
There is a rich history here- thanks

doro said...

Have to nice weekend too, Regina! ;D

Dejemonos sorprender said...

Hi, gorgeous flowers! i really liked.. very pleasant..

The Write Girl said...

These are beautiful Regina. Simply stunning flowers. Thanks for sharing and hope you have a great weekend.

Netster said...

You take care of these flower very well Regina... See they dancing beautifully and smiling back at you :)

hahahahaha
Cheers

rainfield61 said...

I thought I know where is the exact location of Hawaii.
How stupid I was to spend time searching.
Not inspired enough.. (looking for excuse?)

Leenie said...

That is ONE BEAUTIFUL flower. And it changes color after blooming, most excellent. I do wish you could blog the fragrance though.

Amin said...

Hello!How are You?!
I was very busy...

Amin said...

Very beautiful photos!

Amin said...

Wonderful flower!

Amin said...

I think I have not seen it before...
Thanks!

Amin said...

I liked this post very much...

NatureFootstep said...

I am glad I jumped into your blog, now I find some great photography and beautiful flowers.

Let's be perfectly clear- the war on free speech is spiritual!